No-trail hiking has its challenges

No-trail hiking has its challenges

Climbing big boulders to find your way


Ngatuhoa Stream

Ngatuhoa Stream

View from above. I came across this view only by accident. When following the stream, I encountered a canyon which I couldn’t see to the end and it sounded as if there were rapids around the corner. I decided to leave exploring that canyon until another time (probably next year). To get passed it, I had to climb up a steep hill and try to find a way through the dense bush. Quite high on the ridge I spotted the stream, while I was fortunate to find a goat trail, barely visible, to help me along. Getting down the bank was just as steep and I was grateful for the trees and scrubs providing support when needed.